Boat Reviews

Catri 24

by Peter Nielsen, Posted May 31, 2005
Even if you find it difficult to accept the builder’s claim that this little folding trimaran is capable of 30 knots, the Catri 24 is an intriguing boat. Each ama sports a retractable curved daggerboard in its forward section and a fixed V-shaped foil aft. There is also a horizontal foil on the rudder.

Designer Aldis Eglajs, from Latvia, claims that the combined effect of these foils is to


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Safety

Visibility

How to be seen

We all hope the lookouts on those huge container ships will see our little sailboats in rain, mist, and low light. Should we find ourselves in trouble, we pray that our rescuers will be able to make us out in the breaking waves.

Some sailors have long recognized the value of being highly visible. Many ocean-racing boats have brightly colored hulls


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BREAKDOWNS END OSTAR DREAMS

by Sail Staff, Posted May 26, 2005
The way things are going in the OSTAR transatlantic race from Plymouth, England, to Newport, Rhode Island, there will be more retired boats than finishers by the end of the 2,800-mile passage. Two weeks in, the EIRA class for small monohulls was the only class fully intact. Fourteen boats had retired and 17 were still headed west for Newport. The breakdowns include:

Patrice Carpentier


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Inshore Racing As far as we know, the first course racing for kites, anywhere, is taking place this year on the San Francisco cityfront. For years now kites have been a familiar, colorful feature in the waters off Crissy Field, which is located just inside the Golden Gate and right in the mouth of the wind funnel. The kite sailors do their going-fast bit, and they do their flying through the air bit, and for
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Chasing Atlantic

by Sail Staff, Posted May 17, 2005

In 1905 Charlie Barr and the crew of the 185-foot schooner Atlantic crossed the Atlantic, from New York to the Lizard, England, in 12 days, 4 hours, and 1 minute. Going by today's offshore racing standards, a 12-day transatlantic passage is a cruise, especially when compared to maxicat Playstation's crossing in 2001; Steve Fossett's team sprinted across in 4 days and 17 hours,


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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